These guys aren’t among the favourites this week at Bellerive Country Club, but under the right circumstances they could all find themselves in contention come Sunday. If you’re looking to round out your US PGA Championship tips, you could do worse than picking among these veteran tour pros.

Byeong Hun An

The South Korea native has had a quiet but impressive year, with two runner-up finishes and four top-10s on the US PGA Tour to put him 36th on the FedEx Cup points list. He also has a good record at long, tricky courses (T-5 at PGA National, playoff loss at Muirfield Village, plus his US Amateur win in 2009 at Southern Hills). His one blemish is performance in Majors: seven missed cuts in 14 starts as a pro and no top-20 finishes.

Brian Harman

Russell Henley

Joaquin Niemann

Alex Noren

Pat Perez

Xander Schauffele

Join us for a serving of crow if you thought X-man’s rookie season might have been a fluke. All the 24-year-old Californian seems to do is play well in big events: a win at last year’s Tour Championship, T-2 at the Players, T-6 at the US Open and T-2 at the British Open. There was a stretch of three missed cuts in four starts in early summer, but Schauffele only seems to exude confidence in moments where fellow young guns begin to pucker up.

Webb Simpson

Gary Woodland